Thursday, 5 February 2015
Victory Records is proud to announce the signing of Texas metal ensemble SHATTERED SUN to their roster.
Hailing from Alice, TX, SHATTERED SUN quickly grabbed the attention of heavyweight management team Breaking Bands LLC, led by Adrenaline PR CEO Maria Ferrero, one of metal’s original architects, Jon Zazula, and Testament front-man Chuck Billy. Shortly after, Victory Records took note of the bands punishing brand of melodic metal, and will be releasing the savage new album, Hope Within Hatred, on April 21, 2015.
"This has been a day we have been working and striving for since we were 13 years old, just barely picking up an instrument. The fact that we have signed with Victory, who have produced some of our favorite bands of all time, is unreal,” SHATTERED SUN vocalist Marcos Leal offers. “This is a dream come true for six small town guys and it's truly an honor to be a part of this family."
Rounding out the band is Daniel Trejo (guitar), Jessie Santos (guitar), Joseph Guajardo (bass), Robert Garza (drums), and Henry Garza (keys/samples).
In anticipation of the release of Hope Within Hatred, SHATTERED SUN will be performing at the 17th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, taking place in Worcester, MA at The Palladium, on Saturday, April 18th. Vocalist Marco Leal adds, "We are honored to be a part of this amazing festival and to perform with such an amazing line up! We’re looking forward to bringing some Texas metal up to New England."
For more information on the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival and details on how to purchase tickets, please visit www.metalandhardcorefestival.com.
Stay tuned for more huge touring and album release news coming soon from SHATTERED SUN.
Polish death metal monsters DECAPITATED have announced their only UK festival appearance for 2015. The band will headline UK Techfest in Newark Showground, Newark-on-Trent in July. The event takes place between the 9th-13th and tickets are available now. For more information visit uktechfest.com.
Last year DECAPITATED released their sensational new album ‘Blood Mantra’ via Nuclear Blast and toured with the likes of BEHEMOTH, GWAR and LAMB OF GOD.
‘Blood Mantra’ was recorded under the direction of Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland – the same location where DECAPITATED recorded 2002’s ‘Nihility’, 2004’s ‘The Negation’, and 2006’s ‘Organic Hallucinosis’. The artwork was once again done by Lukasz Jaszak.
Hardstyle / Hard Dance / Industrial artist Darksiderz has released an official remix of Emigrate's "Eat You Alive." The track is featured on Emigrate's new album "Silent So Long" which is available for purchase now on iTunes.
It's been such an honor to be able to remix a track by someone I looked up to so much as a child. I remember my dad giving me my first Rammstein CD when I was like 10. It feels amazing to be able to have Richards approval on my work! Most definitely a life goal to scratch off my list! - Darksiderz
About Darksiderz: Darksiderz descend upon us from the far reaches of the unknown. He brings a powerful sound of exclusive hard beats that will control both your mind and your body once you step onto the dancefloor. He is a powerhouse behind the decks and in the studio with influences ranging from hard dance to industrial to death metal. He has combined different sounds to spawn a new hard EDM concept and the world will soon know the power of the darkside.